ole jade jaw wrote:If touching it up is a longshot, see if anybody has the head for trade. Maybe you can get another for a couple of bucks and swap it. It might be worth it instead of buying paint and attempting to match it. There are a few guys with a lot of heads on their lists.
citizenhawk wrote:Oh cool, I'll try that. Is the "trading post" section where you go to do this?
RedRebelCustoms wrote:If you were to attempt a repaint or touch up. Drfinately practice on an old figure and let dry for at least 24 hours. Dulute the paint to a milky consistency first. The color of Aquaman is a bronzed or tan fleshtone. If you are mixing colors with flesh to lighten generally use a lighter flesh or white. To darken a tan fleshtone you'd use a slightly darker flesh tone, red, or orange. Remeber to only mix a drop at a time. Especially when darkening a color as dark pigment tends to be harder to lighten. If mixing flesh from scratch, mix a drop of red and white till you get a light pink. Then mix a drop of yellow and it will turn a peach color. Drop a dot of green and it should be flesh. Add white if it's too dark. Add the darker colors a little at a time if it becomes to light. In lieu of green you can use a brown shade similar to burnt sienna. Lighter tanned fleshtones usually add an orange or more red and yellow. Acrylic model paints are what is used in a custom generally and has several flesh tones. Sculptures, such as Bowen Statues, are often done with a vinylic animation cell paint. Thus has very good adherence and a similar consis tency to factory paints. If you want to match a color and will be mixing- you can take a photo of the head in the daylight, use a color select tool on a program like photoshop, or gimp if you need a freeware, then it will give you the equivalent if a percentage of each color that went into producing that particular tone, tint, or shade. Hope some of that was useful!
Users browsing this forum: Google Adsense [Bot], MSNbot Media and 2 guests